To be a "moffie" is to be weak, effeminate, illegal. The year is 1981 and South Africa's white minority government is embroiled in a conflict on the Angolan border. Like all white men over the age of 16, Nicholas Van der Swart (Kai Luke Brummer) must complete two years of compulsory military service to defend the Apartheid regime. But that's not the only danger Nicholas faces. He must survive the brutality of the army culture itself, proudly hardened and homophobic - something that becomes even more difficult when a connection is sparked between him and a fellow recruit. From the producer of 'Ida' and co-written and directed by one of South Africa's greatest emerging auteurs, Oliver Hermanus, 'Moffie' is a beautifully captured story of a man's struggle to find the beauty in himself in one of the ugliest times in contemporary history.